HUDSONVILLE – Carson City-Crystal’s boys and Mount Pleasant Sacred Heart Academy’s girls won its first state championships in program history Saturday.

The two squads edged out the field to earn titles in the Division 4 meets in Hudsonville.

Check out the highlights below.


Carson City-Crystal beat out Saugatuck 68.5-58, while Flint Beecher finished third with 54.

The Eagles won three individual titles to hold off the field. The Eagles were especially tough in the throwing events and the distance races.

Junior thrower Zane Forist won a pair of events to help put the Eagles over the top. Forist won the shot put with a throw of 62 feet, 4 inches, and he won the discus with a mark of 196-05.

Senior distance runner Coleman Clark gave the Eagles a title in the 3,200 run, finishing in 9:52.53. Clark also was second in the 1,600 run (4:24.99), and he was one of three Eagles to place in the top eight since Collin Farmer was sixth (4:31.75) and Ashton Keiffer eighth (4:33.71). Farmer also was fourth in the 3,200 (10:03.27).

Cavanaugh Baker finished sixth in both the 110 and 300 hurdles for the Eagles. Brayden Clark was fourth in the pole vault and Matthew Emelander sixth in the long jump.

Also winning championships Saturday:

*Flint Beecher sophomore Jaylin Townsend in the 100 (10.98) and the 200 dashes (22.75).

*Maple City Glen Lake senior Finn Hogan in the 400 (49.98).

*Deckerville senior Trevor Baker in the 800 (1:56.42).

*Unionville-Sebewaing senior Bentley Alderson in the 1,600 (4:23.75).

*Saugatuck junior Benny Diaz in the 110 (14.77) and 300 hurdles (39.59).

*Kingston senior Ronnie Lemke in the high jump (6-08).

*Potter House junior Jok Nhial in the long jump (21-09.50).

*Webberville senior Gage Rhodes in the pole vault (14-00).

*Breckenridge’s 4-by-100 relay (43.74).

*Flint Beecher’s 4-by-200 relay (1:30.59).

*Deckerville’s 4-by-400 relay (3:32.92).

*Petoskey St. Michael Academy’s 4-by-800 relay (8:20.62).


Mount Pleasant Sacred Heart Academy won a thriller, beating out Hillsdale Academy 51-45.

The Irish won three events, and senior Nicole Olivieri had a role in each victory. She won the 400 in 57.47, and she ran a leg on Sacred Heart’s 4-by-200 and 4-by-400 relay teams. Olivieri joined Olivia Middleton, Anna Plum and Lily Deja on the 4-by-200 that posted a winning time of 1:49.04. Olivieri, Ashley Plum, Deja and Abby Spencer went 4:10.74 to win the 4-by-400.

Ashley Plum, a senior, placed third in the 200 in 27.18 and fifth in the 400 in 1:01.83. She also went 48.95 to finish fourth in the 300 hurdles. Anna Plum went 48.95 to place fourth in the 300 hurdles and 17.28 to finish sixth in the 100 hurdles.

Also winning championships Saturday:

*Lincoln-Alcona senior Lily Bilbey in the 100 (12.51) and 200 dashes (26.28).

*Lansing Christian senior Madison Volz in the 800 (2:18.88).

*Buckley freshman Aiden Harrand in the 1,600 (5:14.91).

*Maple City Glen Lake junior Makenna Scott in the 3,200 (11:24.55).

*Athens sophomore Jocelyn Hall in the 100 hurdles (16.30).

*Vestaburg junior Allison Wichert in the 300 hurdles (47.30).

*Kalamazoo Christian junior Tess VanDyk in the discuss (110-10) and the shot put (39-03).

*Morrice junior Emma Valentine in the high jump (5-04).

*Frankfort junior Tara Townsend in the pole vault (12-00).

*Saugatuck’s Jillian Johnson in the long jump (17-00.75).

*Frankfort’s 4-by-100 relay (52.05).

*Hillsdale Academy’s 4-by-800 relay (10:19.36).


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